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NCAA Game Summary - Western Illinois at IUPU-Ft. Wayne



(Saturday, February 1st)

Final Score: IUPU-Ft. Wayne 77, Western Illinois 64

Fort Wayne, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by a game-high 23 points from Luis Jacobo, the IUPU-Ft. Wayne Mastodons downed the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 77-64, in a Summit League matchup at Gates Sports Center.

For the Mastodons (18-6, 6-1 Summit), Steve Forbes added 18 points and Joe Reed chipped in with 10 points.

Garret Covington led the Leathernecks (9-13, 3-4) with 18 points, while Adam Link finished with 13 points, Jabari Sandifer added 12 and Mike Miklusak scored 10.

Both teams shot well to start the contest. Ft. Wayne was the better of the two, connecting on 57.7 percent, including 5-of-13 from 3-point range, as the Mastodons led at the break, 41-32. Western Illinois stayed close by hitting on 50 percent of its shots from the field, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc.

After the intermission, the Mastodons cooled off, making just 44 percent from the field but did drain 6-of-12 from deep. The Leathernecks stayed hot, making 55 percent of their field goal tries and 3-of-9 from 3-point distance. The Leathernecks got as close as two on several occasions, the last with under seven minutes to play, but the Mastodons closed the game on a 15-4 run to hold on for the victory.

Ft. Wayne had the edge in the paint, outscoring Western Illinois 22-18, and the advantage in rebounding, 32-19. The Mastodons also converted 12 offensive rebounds into 17 second chance points.

02/01 22:57:13 ET

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